Swastika Incident Reverberating At Fieldston

Parents at elite Riverdale school say swastika-as-peace symbol assembly is part of a long pattern of slights against Jews.

12/16/2015 (All day)
Deputy Managing Editor

When the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, an elite private school on a leafy campus in Riverdale, embarked last year on an experiment to promote racial pride and inter-racial understanding among its diverse group of third- through fifth-graders, parents and alumni were vehemently split.

ECFS's response to reports of swastikas at the middle school has roiled parents and alumni alike. Wikipedia Commons

Caught In The Middle In New Campus Wars

Collision of racial justice, Israel, free speech issues putting Jewish students in bind.

12/08/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

In early November, Michael Stephenson, a Jewish sophomore at the University of Missouri, spent a night sleeping in the middle of campus alongside graduate student Jonathan Butler. Butler was on a hunger strike demanding the resignation of university President Tim Wolfe over how he handled a series of racist incidents on campus.

On Monday, 200 Columbia students gathered on the library steps to protest racial injustice and other issues. Michael Datikash/JW

German Singer Ousted From 2016 Eurovision Contest For Anti-Semitic And Homophobic Lyrics

Germany pops a cap on R&B singer’s 2016 Eurovision nomination.

11/29/2015 - 19:00
Editorial Intern

Germany withdrew its representative in next year’s Eurovision song contest following criticism accusing the R&B singer of using anti-Semitic and homophobic language in his songs, according to Reuters.

Xavier Naidoo, R&B singer and ousted German Eurovision nominee. Via

Anti-Semitism And Me

I used to be bored by it; now I no longer have that luxury.

11/16/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

I’ve always been bored by anti-Semitism, contemptuous even, of those who look for it everywhere and then find it. If you look hard enough, you can find anything you want. Anyway, it always seemed to me a thing of the past.

Beth Kisseleff

Nordstrom Drops Offensive Chanukah Sweater

Starbucks isn't the only company under the gun this holiday season.

11/10/2015 - 19:00
Editorial Intern

At least Nordstrom’s latest fashion faux-pas had holiday cheer.

Retail chain Nordstrom pulls holiday sweater after complaints from consumers that design was offensive. Via

Council Mulls Hate Crime Bill

Diverse coalition pushes for NYPD to add bias category to weekly ‘compstat’ reports.

10/18/2015 - 20:00
Deputy Managing Editor

The City Council is considering a bill that would require the NYPD to include a hate crimes category in its weekly report on neighborhood crime statistics.

The hate crime category would include (but not be limited to) crimes motivated by hostility towards Jews, blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians, Muslims, people of any other ethnicity or religious group, members of the LGBT community and people with disabilities.

The bill's sponsors, from left, Vanessa Gibson, I. Daneek Miller, Mark Levine and Ritchie Torres. William Alatriste/NYC Council

Jean-Marie Le Pen Must Stand Trial For Gas Chamber Description

07/29/2015 - 20:00

Far-right French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen was summoned to stand trial for denying crimes against humanity.

Cameron Lays Out Plan To Combat Islamic Extremism

07/20/2015 - 20:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron laid out a five-year plan to combat Islamic extremism, including curbing anti-Semitism.

French Jewish Family Apparently Targeted In Home Attack

07/14/2015 - 20:00

A family that was assaulted and robbed in their suburban Paris home may have been targeted because they are Jewish, a watchdog group said.

Anti-Semitism Or Simply Israel Criticism?

07/13/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

We should never hesitate to condemn anti-Semitism, whether it is the traditional version directed at Jews or the newer version targeting Israel’s legitimacy. But we also have to be very careful about distinguishing Israel-related anti-Semitism from criticisms of Israeli policies.

Martin Raffel
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